By Elizabeth C.
Sasha Fierce fooled a lot of people when, head high, she grandly swept to the podium Sunday to belt out the national anthem following Obama’s swearing-in for a second term. And when she ripped out her earpiece mid-song, Beylievers got all sweaty in their armpits and moist in their panties, they love her so. But Monday’s Inauguration hangover included careless whispers about the R&B diva lipsynced.
“We performed, live, the band,” Kristin DuBois, a spokeswoman for the band told the New York Post. “But we received last-minute word that Beyoncé was going to use the pre-recorded vocal track. Those were the instructions we were given. We don’t know what the reason why.”
DuBois proved politic when she added: ““It’s not because Beyoncé can’t sing. We all know Beyoncé can sing. We all know the Marine Band can play.”
And “all music is pre-recorded for the ceremony because there are so many eventualities and conditions that day.”
Now some Beylievers are pouring their broken hearts out on Twitter, lamenting their shattered dreams.
” Beyoncé broke all of our hearts and betrayed a nation and that is why she was sentenced to a newly reopened Alcatraz,” wrote comic Gabe Delahaye.
“Fake pregnancy. Fake singing at inauguration. I’m bracing for the worst news about Beyoncé’s breasts,” sneered @ReformedWriter.”
“and how many years have i been saying she’s MASSIVELY OVERRATED?,” tweeted @jrdnchavez.
I feel for the wretches whose hearts have been gnawed by reality. But personally I fall more in the category of “who cares?” Because when you looked out on the mass of Americans who gathered for the swearing-in ceremony, even the mighty Beyoncé.